Worcester Polytechnic InstituteUniversity

United States

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Foundation: 1865

Mission: Today, WPI holds firm to its founding mission to provide an education that balances theory with practice.

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Overall percentile


Research percentile


Innovation percentile


Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldNorthern AmericaOECDUnited States
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 732nd410th655th385th
Business, Management and Accounting 462nd149th370th126th
Chemistry 671st337th588th311th
Computer Science 422nd162nd326th147th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 578th295th510th273rd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 283rd89th231st76th
Energy 545th212th430th190th
Engineering 425th171st328th158th
Environmental Science 494th215th406th199th
Mathematics 371st129th277th121st
Medicine 596th320th546th298th
Physics and Astronomy 633rd295th559th274th
Psychology 783rd448th743rd410th
Social Sciences 770th363rd690th328th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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